EK Releases EK-Vector Aorus GPU Water Blocks for Gigabyte RTX Aorus Graphics Cards
EK® Water Blocks, the Slovenia based water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing its new generation of high-performance water blocks specially designed for Gigabyte® Aorus® GeForce RTX™ series graphics cards, based on the Turing® graphics processor.
EK-Vector Aorus RTX
The EK-Vector Aorus RTX high-performance water blocks are specially designed for Gigabyte Aorus version of NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards. The water blocks use the signature EK® single slot slim look, and it covers the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your powerful Aorus graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with accented RGB LED lighting. The block also features a unique aesthetic cover over the block Terminal which is designed to showcase the graphics card model via LEDs, visible from the side.
The water block comes in two different models made specifically for Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 and Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti cards. Each of them directly cools the GPU, VRAM and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas. These newly developed water blocks feature a redesigned cooling engine that has a larger footprint compared to the previous generation of EK Full Cover water blocks. This results in a larger surface area for heat transfer which increases the thermal performance of these water blocks.
The EK Vector Series water blocks use an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, which means that it can be used with weaker water pumps, or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performances even when used in reversed water flow scenarios.
The base of the block is CNC machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is CNC machined out of glass-like acrylic material depending on your model of choice. Sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings. The brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.
The block is already equipped with 4 12V RGB LED strip which is compatible with the motherboard 4-pin 12V RGB LED header. This product is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers.
EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate which improves the aesthetics of your graphics cards, but also provides additional passive cooling to the GPU core and circuit board VRM section.
G1/4″ threaded fittings can be used on both sides of the terminal and for multiple GPU connectivity, please refer to our offer of GPU Terminals.
Both the NVIDIA® and Gigabyte NVLink™ are compatible with this water block.
EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 Ti water blocks are compatible with Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards based on Turing graphics processors.
EK-Vector Aorus RTX 2080 water blocks are compatible with Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards based on Turing graphics processors.
As always, we recommend that you refer to the EK Cooling Configurator for a precise compatibility match! EK is updating the compatibility list with newly released hardware from various manufacturers to the EK Cooling Configurator database so that compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on a daily basis:
For multi-GPU connectivity, EK recommends the use of EK-Scalar terminals that are compatible with EK-Vector series graphics cards terminal covers.
EK-Vector Aorus RTX Backplates
EK-Vector Aorus RTX series water blocks are compatible with the corresponding the EK-Vector Aorus RTX backplates that passively cool the graphics chip and VRM from the back side of the PCB. The EK-Vector Aorus RTX backplates are made of high-quality Aluminum and come in nickeled and anodized black variants. The EK-Vector Aorus RTX series water blocks are not compatible with factory backplates.
Availability and pricing
The EK-Vector Aorus RTX series water blocks and backplates are made in Slovenia, Europe and are available to order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.